The Met Relents

Reaction was obviously swift, furious and focused, and now the Metropolitan Opera has sent word that Opera News will indeed continue to review new Met productions. An emailed statement came from Lee Abrahamian: May 22, 2012 Opera News Will Continue to Review Metropolitan Opera Productions In view of the outpouring … Continue Reading The Met Relents

Debating Arts Education

The Seattle Opera website has taken up discussion of an Opera News article I wrote about opera education. They take issue with my arguments, and they take issue in smart, reasoned and interesting ways. Here’s a link.

Mahler, minus opera

Opera News has placed online my recent story about Mahler, who despite being one of the greatest vocal composers of all time, never wrote an opera (a few, minor bits of juvenalia notwithstanding).